Conservation Maintenance of Outdoor Sculpture

On Monday, conservator Lilli Steele and sculpture conservator Constance Stromberg washed and waxed our Barbara Hepworth sculpture, Dual Form, located in the Hunter Courtyard. Constance describes the process: After washing with water and mild detergent then rinsing and drying with soft cloths, we apply wax to the bronze as a protective coating (so we don’t […]

Kandinsky: Preparing the Exhibition Catalogue

In preparation for the upcoming exhibition, Kandinsky and the Harmony of Silence: Painting with White Border, Curator Elsa Smithgall and Conservator Lilli Steele check color proofs for the catalogue by comparing them against the colors of Kandinsky’s original 1913 oil painting Sketch I for Painting with White Border (Moscow) in the conservation studio.